When the lightning disappeared, a figure stood there with his clothes a mess and his mask gone.
“You are not the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag,” Mu Yi blurted out and his pupils shrank when he saw his face.
“You can be the Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag. Why can’t I be the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag?” The man chuckled.
He looked less than thirty years old with bushy eyebrows. He was taller than Mu Yi, so Mu Yi instinctively thought that he was not the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag.
The Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag had reached the peak of the second difficulty ten years ago, but how old had the man been ten years ago? Maybe less than twenty. In addition, the Ear Group had existed for so many years. He would have been only a child back then.
But when he heard his words, he understood. Since he was a new Envoy, who had stipulated that then Envoy of the Vermilion Bird’s Flag couldn’t be replaced? Mu Yi thought he was contemporary with the old Taoist priest, so when he had suddenly seen his real face, he had been surprised.
The man was so young, but he had reached the peak of the second difficulty. His talent might not be inferior to Mu Yi’s.
Although Mu Yi was much younger and it had taken him less than a year to reach the present level, his situation was quite special. He had relied on the help of the Old Taoist Priest and various opportunities and coincidences.
However, as the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag, the man relentlessly took over the south and even had occupied some territory. It could be understood now because young men always had ambitions. If it were the previous Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag, he would have chosen to spend more time in closed-door practice in order to break through the third difficulty as soon as possible.
Mu Yi shook his head and many questions in his heart had also been solved, “I’m sorry but I didn’t expect the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag to be so young.”
“You are much younger than me. Since you can have this strength at such a young age, you are worthy of being his apprentice,” said the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag.
Their enmity gave way to a sort of friendship as they began to chat with each other. The people on the ship in the distance were confused.
“Have you met my master?” Mu Yi asked.
“Well, I saw him once when I was a child. It was a pity that he passed away that way,” said the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag, shaking his head.
“Yes, it’s a pity. After a lifetime, he just lived to understand.”
“Life is hard to understand. It’s worth living to understand,” said the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag.
“I wish he could have been more confused, so that he would not have died so early.”
“Is life and death really that important?” Asked the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag.
“Of course. When you die, you lose everything,” said Mu Yi.
“When a man dies, he enters the netherworld,” said the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag.
“I only live in this human world; the netherworld means nothing to me,” said Mu Yi.
The Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag suddenly spoke with a cold voice with murderous intention, “You only live in this world, but I want you to go to the netherworld.”
“I also want to see how capable you are.” Mu Yi’s eyes suddenly became cold. Naturally, he knew the reason why the man had just said such nonsense to him, but he also had the same plan.
When he finished his words, the man suddenly punched him. It seemed as if there was a white tiger roaring at him with a frightening voice. Even if Mu Yi had prepared for it, he was dizzy for a moment.
The man’s fist had arrived in front of him and Mu Yi parried with the Bamboo Tree of Life. It was knocked into the air and half of the power of his punch his him.
Mu Yi turned on the Vajra glaze body with all his strength. At the same time, a circle of light appeared at the back of his head. When he jumped backward, he pointed at the forehead of the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag with his finger.
The Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag was surprised. He retreated without hesitation, but the little blue-dark spark had already fallen on him.
Almost at the same time, when the blue-dark spark fell on him, a fierce flame burst out and engulfed him.
Mu Yi flew backward and crashed into the water. He was soaked, but he stood up.
After wiping the blood from the corner of his mouth, Mu Yi summoned the Xin lamp.
The Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag had taken the opportunity during their conversation to heal the injury caused by the lightning, but Mu Yi had also taken the opportunity to condense the Nanming Li Fire with the fire control technique. He had done his best to condense the Nanming Li Fire into a little dark blue spark to not be easily noticed.
Perhaps even the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag hadn’t expected that Mu Yi to be so insidious, so he had suffered with no hope to avoid it.
Although the Nanming Li Fire was fierce, Mu Yi didn’t think he could kill the man with the spark. He quickly approached him with the Xin Lamp and was ready to create another fire.
However, before Mu Yi could get close, the Nanming Li Fire around the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag suddenly separated from him.
“I’ve been waiting for you.”
The Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag stepped out. His breath was like hell, and he looked like a demon who had just gotten out of an abyss. The flames were roaring behind him. His whole body was shining.
Mu Yi did not hesitate to ignite the Xin lamp. The oil inside was swallowed up right away. Then the flame came out from the lamp, making Mu Yi look like an emperor of flames.
The demon and the emperor with the equally strong auras collided.
Once again, a curtain of water flew up, obscuring the two combatants.
Behind the water curtain, Mu Yi collided with the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag several times in a row. He stepped back a dozen steps in a row. Every time, he was in an absolutely disadvantageous situation. This was the case when he used the Xin lamp and the other side was barehanded.
Was this the power of the perfection of the second difficulty? That kind of power was even stronger than he had thought at the beginning. It was hard for Mu Yi to imagine how many blows he could exchange with him if the other side used magic tools. Would he die in Dongting Lake?
Judging from the man’s strikes and tenacious will, Mu Yi knew that he really wanted to kill him without any mercy. It aroused Mu Yi’s fighting spirit. He had never given up easily especially if he would die if he lost.
When he was knocked back again, Mu Yi suddenly shouted, and the Xin lamp rushed up. When the Xin lamp hovered above his head, and the wisps of the Nanming Li Fire flew down from the lamp and integrated into his fist.
A ray of green light flew out of the water behind the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag and dashed towards his heart.
This green light was the Bamboo Tree of Life. When Mu Yi had been knocked into the lake, he had secretly put the time Bamboo Tree of Life into the lake and let Nian Nuer wait for the opportunity to attack while he fought the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag head-on.
The Bamboo Tree of Life rushed out faster than a sharp arrow and nearly hit the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag.
At the same time, Mu Yi punched with all his strength. All of a sudden, the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag suffered an attack from the back and the front. It seemed to be a desperate situation.
However, his face showed no worry. He was still calm, and his eyes were full of murderous intention.
The Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag punched Mu Yi. Mu Yi’s body swayed, but he didn’t fly away as his eyes, nose and ears bled.
When the Bamboo Tree of Life touched his back, a strong force directly burst out from his body with bright light and collided with the Bamboo Tree of Life.
Although the attack had been unexpected, the power of the Bamboo Tree of Life and Nian Nuer was still only sixth grade, which was far from the peak, let alone perfection.
The Bamboo Tree of Life flew away and its light dimmed. The Bamboo Tree of Life and Nian Nuer had been severely damaged. Fortunately, the Bamboo Tree of Life had kept growing and becoming harder. Otherwise, this stroke would have been enough to break it.
If the Bamboo Tree of Life broke, the damage to Nian Nuer would be fatal.
However, her sneak attack had still brought trouble to the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag. When experts fought each other, any flaw was fatal. What’s more, he had punched through his own body. Although he had hurt Nian Nuer badly, he hadn’t done himself any favors.
Mu Yi had used his full strength to match Nian Nuer’s effort.
The only pity was that the six ding-headed Stem-Branch pairs and six jia-headed Stem-Branch pairs charm couldn’t be used at the same time with his Life Theurgy, otherwise, his strength would have been greatly improved. Even so, when Mu Yi used his Life Theurgy regardless of the cost, it also made the four open chakras in his body shake, and there were even some subtle cracks on the fourth chakra.
Mu Yi poured all his strength into his fist then launched another attack on the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag. This was a blow beyond the peak and sent the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag flying back. It was the first time since the battle had begun that Mu Yi had gained the upper hand.
Mu Yi endured the tearing pain in his body. He didn’t miss the chance and continued to attack. His fist fell like raindrops.
Finally, the Envoy of the White Tiger’s Flag was knocked into the lake and vanished beneath the surface.